[Lincoln, NE] Lafayette Forensics Society travelled to its FIRST in-person national tournament since 2019 last weekend.  Kelly Mwaamba (’22) and Shirley Liu (’23) made the trip with Director of Forensics, Scott Placke to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln for the American Forensics Association’s national tournament.  The tournament is very prestigious and has a rigorous qualification process.  Both students qualified multiple events for the tournament, just attending is a great honor and both students should be extremely proud of the hard work they put in over the course of the season!

Kelly Mwaamba made history by being the first Lafayette competitor to compete in a final round at AFA!  Kelly took 6th place in Prose Interpretation and also advanced to the Quarterfinal round in Persuasion.  That’s not all.  Kelly was also named an AFA All-American!  This is the third straight year that a Lafayette student has been given this honor and the only three in the program’s history.  This recognition is a testament to the student’s competitive and academic success as well as commitment to service.  It is one of the highest non-competitive honors you can receive in forensics and we are very proud!

The National Forensic Association’s championship tournament is around the corner.  A large group of 15 students will accompany the the coaches to Bloomington-Normal, IL this week!  Wish us luck!